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Great Lakes A School Q&A

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Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2241
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

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boatswains mate

Started by Nicole (Caleb's fiance). Last reply by Anti M Jul 17. 9 Replies

Any Reservists?

Started by Mitch's_mom. Last reply by lm243 Jul 10. 3 Replies

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Comment by vince 5 hours ago
Thank you very very much. You're awesome. Can he have a car off base.
Comment by Anti M 6 hours ago

I glanced at your MyPage, and see you asked about cars for AECF.  No, the single sailors in barracks cannot have a car on base.  The married sailors with permission to live ashore need on, and can get permission.  

Comment by Anti M 9 hours ago

AECF puts them in Great Lakes for a year or so.  After boot camp, there will be holds for ATT, a hold for A school, and maybe a hold waiting for C school orders.  That last often applies to FC more, very much a hurry up and wait rating during the training phase.

C schools for FCs are in VA and CA primarily.  Long schools on weapons systems, up to six months.    

C schools for ETs are many and varied, because ETs work on so many types of gear and systems,  communications, radar, test equipment, weather gear, and much more.  Many of them are in CA and VA, but they can be anywhere.  I was an ET, my main C school was in GA and was six months long.  But I also went to one for four weeks in Japan while I was stationed there.

If you're looking for a date, even a month in general, if simply is not possible to predict one.  FC: 18 months to two years.  ET: year to two years.  That's why they sign six year contracts, to get the two years of training out of the way.

Comment by vince 11 hours ago
Hi guys. Memsber of PIR 8/14. I have a question. Aecf? I know it breaks down to 2 rates. I'm somewhat familiar with the rates. My question is. How long are the schools and are there any c schools before he hits the fleet? Also considering the hold periods. How long can/ will / might he be in great lakes? Thanks.
Comment by Anti M yesterday

What rating (job)?  Each school is only in one location.

I see you joined the AECF group.  Both ET and FC A schools are in Great Lakes.

Comment by Geckostorm yesterday

how can we find out where our SR will be for A school?

Comment by Anti M yesterday

LOL, wasn't me replying.  Some schools ask for a chit for a non-sailor buddy, but either way it is really easy.

Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET yesterday

Thanks AntiM.  I definitely don't want to break any rules.

Comment by Dual_ Military_Branch_TN_Mom yesterday
I was liberty buddy to our sailor without a military I.D. He is in A school at Great Lakes.
Comment by Bronco14 yesterday
I know this is probably a stretch but thought I'd ask anyway! Can I be my sailor's liberty buddy if I have a military ID?
 

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